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I'm afraid to return to work after suffering a work injury

There is physical health and there is mental health. In the eyes of many, the two are separate and rather distinct, but in recent years, the line has become less bright. Several mental health parity acts have been enacted at the federal level. In each instance, the law requires that insurance plans provide equal coverage for conditions whether they are physical or psychological in nature. Workers' compensation is included under this umbrella.

Dairy manure ponds just one deadly hazard in agricultural work

The Idaho Statesman recently published a major story on the dangers of agricultural work, and especially the hazards associated with manure ponds. While the focus was on Idaho, there's no reason the accidents described in the story couldn't have occurred here in Georgia.

Top 4 reasons not to return to work too quickly after an injury

Even though employees are an employer's most valuable asset, when it comes to work-related injuries, an employer's best interests can sometimes be at odds with an employee's best interests. On-the-job injuries can lead to higher insurance premiums, which isn't ideal for employers. Unfortunately, returning to work too quickly after an injury isn't good for employees.

It's hot out there, is your employer keeping you safe?

Summertime in Georgia; whether you are climate change believer or denier, there is no denying that it's hot outside. That heat is bad enough for workers who toil outside day in and day out. If the humidity happens to rise on any given day, the potential for illness and injury due to hazardous working conditions only increases.

So, your employer doesn't believe you are really injured...

Suffering an injury that no one can see from the outside can be incredibly frustrating, especially when that injury is work-related. You know that your pain is real, you will need medical attention and you will need time away from work to heal. Unfortunately, your boss has a skeptical look in their eye, possibly even thinking you're lying about your condition.

What's crucial in workers' comp, where I work or where I live?

Every state has workers' compensation law in place. That does not mean that all plans are the same. Indeed, where Georgia and Alabama are concerned, differences in benefit amounts can be significant. This has the potential for generating major confusion.

Is compensation for an illness possible after employment ends?

The answer to the question above might not seem very promising when faced with the results in a 1998 article published by the Journal of Occupational & Environmental Medicine. According to a study outlined in the article, roughly 97 percent of workers living with an occupational illness don't receive compensation for their work-related condition.

Work accidents: Georgia worker suffers injury in fall

When an individual's job duties require work to be done at considerable heights, that person runs the risk of suffering serious injuries if he or she falls. Many workers are put at such risk in a variety of occupations, and unfortunately, accidents occur relatively often. Though the types of injuries stemming from such an event may vary, there is a high likelihood that workers can suffer significant harm. 

Georgia construction workers could face fatality risks on the job

Many individuals earn their living by working in the construction industry. Though this industry is necessary for continued growth in various areas, construction workers often face serious risks while on the job. An accident could occur at any moment, and in some cases, the resulting injuries could result in a worker losing his or her life. 

Falls due to a work accident may lead to workers' comp in Georgia

The idea of an on-the-job injury can be one that causes much anxiety for any Georgia worker or worker's family. Depending on the occupation, a workplace accident could cause serious or fatal injuries. These injuries could lead to a variety of impacts, but most commonly, individuals find themselves facing questions regarding their finances. 

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